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Top 55 sludge and post metal albums

My rank of the best post and/or sludge albums. I've not included Bands like Electric wizard and Yob because i consider them more on the Doom/stoner side. If you disagree argue like an human being, thanks.
55We Lost the Sea
Departure Songs


Some of the best cosmic atmospheres i've heard, the opening is delightful
54High on Fire
Death Is This Communion


Always thought this is their most complete work
53Sunpocrisy
Samaroid Dioramas


Proggy and atmospheric, some complex riffs
52Dystopia
Human = Garbage


This... This is maybe what cynism sounds like
51Soilent Green
Sewn Mouth Secrets


Fast grind riffs alternated to slow sludge ones, the lyrics are, well... Listen to it
50Jesu
Silver


One of the best Ep s ever
49Turbid North
Orogeny


Death metal energy with sludgy atmospheres
48Amenra
Mass III


Dark, heavy and deep
47Crib45
Marching Through the Borderlines


Bet they like amenra, i like them a little more, love the jazz influences
46Kylesa
Static Tensions


I admit i didn't recognize what gender the vocalist was, great psychedelic sludge
45Black Pyramid
Black Pyramid


Singer sounds like a better Blaze Bailey, alway loved their guitar tone
44Todtgelichter
Angst


Experimental post black metal with unique atmosphere
43Hands
Give Me Rest


Some of the best metalcore vocals balanced with post rock atmospheres
42Thence
These stones cry for the earth


A long 54 minutes post prog song, perfect for reading
41Palehorse
Gee that ain't swell


Not accessible to everyone, like sludge should be
40Callisto
Noir


This band influenced many others with their paticular sound
39White Ward
Futility Report


Callisto fans indeed, but with a darker vibe and more jazzy elements
38O'Brother
Garden Window


Basically indie rock with post atmosphere and a huge sludge sound, strange mix, but it works
37Old Man Gloom
Christmas


This will make you feel uncomfortable, especially the "to be with you" cover
36Floor
Floor


An awesome balance between super heavy instrumentation and soft vocals
35Dirge (FR)
And Shall The Sky Descend


One of the most atmospherical sludge albums ever, few but very long songs
34Crowbar
Sonic Excess in Its Purest Form


Some of the most iconic sludge works ever
33Slugdge
Gastronomicon


Great musician, awesome vocals, pretty...uhm, singular lyrics?
32Dragged Into Sunlight
Hatred For Mankind


Sludge black metal, one of the sickest and scuzziest albums ever
31Red Harvest
HyBreed


Industrial sludge with great atmospheres and well structured sound
30Alcest
Écailles De Lune


Some of the most elegant post/blackgaze albums out there
29Intronaut
Valley of Smoke


Complex riffs and unusual time signatures in this proggy sludge work
28Fall of Efrafa
Elil


They improved a lot from the first album, this is their most appeasing work yet
27SubRosa
More Constant Than The Gods


Doom sludge with female vocals and oneiric vibes
26Astronoid
Air


Are you black metal? Yes, but actually no.
25The Angelic Process
Weighing Souls With Sand


Shoegaze sludge with dream-like sound
24Deafheaven
Sunbather


This is like positive black metal, lots of contaminations such as shoegaze and trip hop
23Eyehategod
Dopesick


Pure misanthropy, the best album by the anthem of sludge
22Boris
Boris At Last -Feedbacker-


Starts like a common drone album, then escalates into a magnificent atmo-sludge in a
21Kayo Dot
Choirs of the Eye


Avant garde post metal, what do you want more?
20Nahemah
The Second Philosophy


Another post metal with lots of experimentations, pretty unique
19Solstafir
Köld


1/3 black, 1/3 post and 1/3 Type o negative
18Battle Of Mice
A Day Of Nights


Julie vocals are unique and made this album weird yet magnificent
17Corrosion of Conformity
Deliverance


Sludge, stoner and southern rock fused in one of the best works in the genre
16Down
NOLA


Phil vocals are top notch here, emotional and tough another iconic work
15Mindrot
Soul


Underrated gem, some tracks are truly atmospheric others are pure adrenaline with even some nu metal roots
14Rosetta
The Galilean Satellites


Half Post metal, half space rock, unmissable
13Baroness
Blue Record


Happy sounding sludge with blues, psychedelic and hard rock influences
12The Ocean
Precambrian


A sort of concept that goes through many ages as the music goes through many subgenres
11Melvins
Houdini


The pioneers of the genre with their most sludgy album ever (imo)
10Isis
Panopticon


The godfathers of post
9Godflesh
Streetcleaner


The band that influenced sludge the more with their cacophony and dirty sound
8Ghost Brigade
Isolation Songs


A lot of genres such as sludge, post, prog, melodeath and goth fused in a gloomy masterpiece
7Blindead
Affliction XXIX II MCMXCVI


These guys are overlooked, their atmospheric sludge is unique, with prog influences and psychedelic vibes and dark lyrics
6Obscure Sphinx
Void Mother


One of the darkest albums in the genre. Lullabies, Heavy riffs, gloomy lyrics and an overall creepy sound. Zofia is one of the best female singers in metal
5Mastodon
Leviathan


Do i need to say more?
4Cult of Luna
Somewhere Along the Highway


This album gives me goosebumps and a feeling of desolation
3Neurosis
Through Silver in Blood


Probably the heaviest album ever, yet so elegant with it's crescendos
2Agalloch
The Mantle


Post black with depressing vibes, maybe my favorite black album ever
1Acid Bath
When the Kite String Pops


Without doubt the most fucked up album ever, lots of variety in the music, Dax is an awesome vocalist, their sound is dark and gritty and their lyrica deeply disturbing, One of my favorites albums ever
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